Analysis: Ethiopia’s simmering sores and re-opening of old wounds

Monday 2nd of May 2016 08:23:33 AM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes   The current government in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), often claims the multi-nati…


The US “deeply concerned” by Ethiopia’s decision to charge opposition members with terrorism

Saturday 30th of April 2016 08:00:13 AM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small Mahlet Fasil The United States on Friday April 29 said it was “deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo…


Four missing Oromo Federalist Congress members, co-defendants appear in court this morning

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 09:49:33 AM  |  Addis Standard

Twenty two defendants, including four missing senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have appeared at the Federal High Court 19th C…


Commentary – What was troubling Konso?

Monday 25th of April 2016 09:04:22 AM  |  Addis Standard

How Konso people’s demand for constitutional self-determination was met with state violence      Abate Seyoum, from Konso…


Breaking – Ethiopia charges prominent opposition member Bekele Gerba, others with terrorism

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:08:44 PM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small Mahlet Fasil Prosecutors have today charged 22 individuals, including prominent opposition member Bekele Gerba (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), with various articles of Ethiopia’s much criticized Anti Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Addis Standard could not obtain details of the charges as of yet. However, charges include, but not limited to, alleged membership of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), public in…


From Survivance all the Way to Reconstruction: The Oromo Pursuit of Equaliberty

Wednesday 20th of April 2016 04:20:40 PM  |  Addis Standard

 By Tsegaye R Ararssa Introduction A lot is happening in our part of the world. The last five months have been immensely eventful. We witnessed a series of tragic events unfolding successively one after the other, each more saddening than the one preceding it. These are truly hard times. Such times signal the urgency of…


Breaking: More than 200 killed in Gambella after attacks by “heavily armed group”

Saturday 16th of April 2016 01:51:07 PM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small Joint Military Action across Border might follow  Heavily armed grouped attacked the Jakawa area in Gambella Regional State Friday and claimed the lives of 142 civilians.   As of now, there is no information linking the armed group with any of the oppositions or neighboring South Sudan, reports the state affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation.   However according to Sudan Tribune the “massive and coordinated” attack was carried out by combined military and ar…


5th Tana Forum kicks off today, security top in the agenda

Saturday 16th of April 2016 07:56:21 AM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small The 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, under the theme “Africa in the Global Security Agenda”, will take place on 16-17 April 2016 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. According to the organizers, in coming up with this year’s theme is “the impetus is to grasp the reasons why Africa’s security challenges are attracting substantial global attention whereas the continent’s own experience and articulation of the issues has yet to obtain commensurate global s…


Op-Ed: Africa and the Jihadist threat

Friday 15th of April 2016 09:25:34 AM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small By Olusegun Obasanjo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Wolfgang Ischinger Addis Abeba –  The list of places in Europe and Africa that have suffered from jihadist terrorism is rapidly growing: the seaside town of Grand-Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire, nightspots in Paris, and transport hubs in Brussels, to name just a few. In Europe, recent investigations suggest that the Islamic State (ISIS) has established a network of terror cells that is far wider and deeper than auth…


US State Department report highlights sever rights abuses in Ethiopia but barely scratched recent Oromo protest

Friday 15th of April 2016 08:49:20 AM  |  Addis Standard

Font Size » Large | Small Report’s minimal attention on massive rights abuses and killings during the Oromo Protests angered activists     The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released the latest country report including for Ethiopia on April 13, 2016. Much to its usual details, the Ethiopia report identified harassment and intimidation against opposition members and supporters as well as journalists in Ethiopia; it also alleged torture, beating, abuse, and m…